West Memphis has a general population of 27,666 and an overall student population of 4,384. Approximately 2,192 of West Memphis's students are enrolled in schools that offer medical transcription programs.
Of the 1 medical transcription schools in West Memphis, the largest medical transcription school, by student population, is Mid-South Community College. Approximately 5 students graduated in 2010 from Mid-South Community College with credentials in medical transcription.
In 2010, 5 students graduated with a medical transcription certificate from one of West Memphis's medical transcription schools. In 2009 tuition at medical transcription schools in West Memphis was $2,120 per year, on average.
In addition to tuition costs, plan on spending an average of $1,000 for medical transcription related books and supplies each year.
After graduating with your credentials in medical transcription, if you decide to work as a medical transcriptionist in West Memphis, your job prospects are good. In 2010, there were 930 medical transcriptionists in Arkansas. Of these medical transcriptionists, 270 were working in the greater West Memphis area. The number of medical transcriptionists in West Memphis is expected to increase by 15% by the year 2018. This anticipated change is faster than the projected nationwide trend for medical transcriptionists.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a medical transcriptionist in West Memphis is $32,870 per year, which is higher than the average for medical transcriptionists state-wide.